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Bedford Bamberg Sports Festival

Further information on the Sports Festival, including times and locations

 

Hot on the Heels of the London 2012 Games the Bedford Bamberg Sports Festival is set to launch onto venues across Bedford Borough.

 

Teams from the two towns will be gathering together between the 22nd and 23rd September to compete and celebrate achievement and participation in sports. This is the 9th Festival where Bedford will host Bamberg, our twinned town. The Festival will welcome over 150 Athletes to Bedford, to participate in a wide variety of sports including Rowing, Badminton, Shooting, Athletics, Tennis and Football.

 

The Sports Festival has also received the prestigious Inspire Programme Mark Logo. This Logo is awarded by the London 2012 Olympic Games organisers. It recognises the event as being an exceptional project designed to create a real and lasting change for current and future generations.

 

Bedford and Bamberg have been twinned for over 30 years now; this bond has aided many shared experiences between families and towns as a whole. It is hoped that most of the competitors will be staying with host families, as is tradition for this event.

 

Councillor Doug McMurdo, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture said: “This is a fantastic event, celebrating the true meaning of Sport. Not only does it celebrate the excellent relationship Bedford and Bamberg have, it will allow this relationship to grow, creating new friendships and strengthen old bonds. It also allows us to share the vibrant community atmosphere with our guests following the Olympic Games.”

 

On Saturday the 22nd of September Bedford College will be host to sporting taster sessions at the Bedford International Athletic Stadium, from 10am till 12pm in sports such as Football, Basketball, tennis and athletics.

 

Local schools have also been getting involved with the Sporting fever, capturing the mood of what ‘being active’ means to them. Schools including Bedford Modern, St. Thomas More, Bedford Academy, Bedford Girls School, Hastingsbury, Biddenham and Sharnbrook will all have their work on display at the Bedford International Athletic Stadium over the weekend.

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